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for europe. the european union collect the nobel peace prize in oslo. >> the thousands of jobs under threat. carmaker opel halts production at one of its biggest plants in germany. >> and will he or won't he -- mario monti's back and forth on resignation casts uncertainty over italy's economic and political future. >> we begin the show with what has been a day of celebration for the european union. >> the three senior figures representing the eu have been in the norwegian capital, oslo, to collect the nobel peace prize. it was awarded to the 27-member bloc for six decades of promoting peace, democracy, and human rights. >> however, not everyone is happy. some have asked whether the price is justified at that time when the eu is mired in economic and financial -- the prize is justified at that time when the eu is mired in economic and financial crisis. desmond tutu says it is an organization based on military force. >> coveted award was accepted with pride by the eu's 3 president, martin schulz, herman van rompuy, and jose manuel barroso. the standing ovation they received was a rare accolad
. >> one key part of the plans is the creation of a banking union. finance ministers were supposed to be discussing the first steps to building such a union today, but the talks collapsed without progress. the discussions are very contentious, mainly because of the devolution of national powers to brussels. our correspondent has been following the talks and explained why they collapsed. >> another meeting on this next question, another failure. basically, the differences between member states were not healed. on the one side, you've got germany being very questioning about the central core idea, which is that the european central bank will become the supervisory body for the whole euro banking area, insuring heavy capitalization of banks to bolster them against future economic shocks. germany does not think that is necessarily the right body to do it. it certainly does not think that all 6000 banks in europe should be involved. france on the other hand -- france and spain leading the charge, saying that this must be done now. financial markets are being very good and not panicking,
discussions here, especially on the outline we put forward, show that the christian democratic union is a foundation for a strong germany, a journey in which everyone gets a fair chance -- a germany in which everyone gets a fair chance. >> the party has rallied behind her ahead of next year's election, including traditional conservatives who have been could assert -- critical of her positions at times. >> we would be foolish not to take advantage of the recognition that the chancellor and joyous -- chancellor enjoys. >> the party did make some changes to the line up behind the chancellor with a re- shuffle of the executive board. >> there are a lot of new faces, women, people with immigrant backgrounds. i am happy that our party is now more reflective of our country's diversity. >> chancellor merkel can rest assured that her party is behind her. even before the campaign begins in earnest, she will have our hands full with the eurozone debt crisis and other problems -- have her hands full with the eurozone debt crisis and other problems. >> protesters clashed with mohamed morsi's supp
targets with regard to the european union. i am not sure we can agree on it tonight, but we will probably have a procedure that would allow us to raise the level of ambition within the next couple of months. >> thanks for joining us. another moment of truth for athens -- when greece finds out weather its author -- offer to repurchase debt from private investors has paid off. that will help trigger the release of more rescue funds that greece so desperately needs to stay afloat. >> athens has offered to pay 10 billion euros to holders of its sovereign debt at a buyback value of up to 40 cents per euro. to be successful, the sale has to cut a greek national debt by 20 billion euros. news from athens made investors nervous this friday. our correspondence sent us this report from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> the suspense on the stock trading floor that weather or not the creditors of greece would take part in the debt buyback was too much for many investors. they decided to take some of the book's profits and sell shares. shares of deutsche telekom were the biggest dax losers. in order to
the euro again. >> the european union leaders held an agreement that would tend banking supervision away from national governments and park -- would take banking supervision away from national governments. >> if the bank -- does need a bailout, all of europe will help foot the bill. >> the deal came after a prolonged deadlock over the details of the proposal. the german chancellor was full of praise for the outcome. but it's a good sign that the finance ministers agreed on a banking supervisor. it is a big step towards greater confidence and trust in the eurozone. >> countries like france and italy have pat -- have pushed for a speedy resolution. banking supervision paves the way for a direct supervision -- direct injection into ailing banks. >> it is no longer the sole responsibility of the member states. rather, all of europe will step in. >> but president hollande did not get everything on his wish list. germany insisted that smaller banks, which make up a large part of its banking system, be overseen by national authorities, and it got its way. >> it is important to have a clear divi
hoping one day to become a member of the european union, the past is still there to haunt it. former political prisoners are fighting a bitter battle for compensation, but not even hunger strikes seem likely to convince the current government. >> we go to the site of the hunger strike. the word "democracy" is still written on the wall. strikers refused food for weeks, and then police came and took away their water and medicine. this is where one strikers set himself on fire. the man did not survive. he was recently buried. >> the hunger strike was the result of 21 years of humiliation and discrimination of former political prisoners in this country. we are walking corpses. our bodies are alive, but our spirits have died. >> all their energy goes into the fight. many are mental rex, dependent on drugs or alcohol -- many are mental wrecks. the solidarity within the group is all they have left. that is why the group has gathered at the court to show support for one of their number who is charged with organizing the hunger strike. the judges limousines are parked in front of the building
of presidential power to union and civil rights leader who came to office after free elections in 1990. the commission's confirm the prosecutors fears. the body was found in the wrong grade. the identity of the body in his grave has yet to be revealed, but investigators say they know who it is. in the meantime, a second burial was held in warsaw. >> the family was not present when the body was identified. mistakes are always possible. i can only express my deepest sympathy with the family. now they have to cope with the exhumation and second burial. >> he does not have a clue. he lies morning, noon, and night. we are fed up with the allies. >> for the first time in years, the civic platform is the longer the strongest party. >> a mass grave would have been better. many of the dead were beyond recognition. a symbolic of what have been better. this is a very sensitive dispute for poland. it cannot be resolved discreetly. the politicians are using it for their purposes while the families suffer. >> some say one case may have been more painful than the others because the person in the wron
union. after all, we would be the beneficiary. >> the volunteers are being prepared for guerrilla warfare. support from behind the lines for 3000 strong in african forces. military intervention has not been decided on yet. peaceful options are still being explored in order to prevent civilians being caught in the crossfire. >> and the reporter was in mali until a few days ago before they joined us in kenya. we asked if military intervention could end the conflict in northern mali. >> it may take quite some time. until now, there has not been a clear vote from the security council in the united nations. the 3300 soldiers of the west african countries that are supposed to be stationed there are still not ready. the military advisers that the european union wants to send will not be here until the beginning of next year. training will come some months and then come the rainy season where military operations will be very difficult so it could take another six months until military operations' move ahead. this is enough time for the islamists to dig in on their positions. >> the u.s. g
union. it changes every six months and it has been held by cyprus since july. ireland, since the bailout, they have won praise for their austerity measures. nearly half of what was spent when ireland last held the ball in 1940. switching gears to formula one. >> the german driver has been on a nonstop promotional blitz since being crowned the august for the crown champion. >> he has taken some time off to reflect on his latest achievement. >> finally, a formula one world champion is getting some much deserved a rest and recuperation. he is taking stock of what was a very turbulent and, at times, emotional season. and all came down to a certain strength. >> it is such a long season to start with. a difficult start, everything that could happen happened. everything that could go wrong did. i said we have to keep pushing and fighting until the end. if we do that, from deep inside us until the end, we cannot fail. >> the champion took an extended victory tour wowing fans across europe, but his first stop was the party are at rebel headquarters. he knows that seymour can trust are key compone
against the syrian people. >>> aid workers from the united nations and the european union continue to provide humanitarian services even after u.n. cease-fire monitors withdrew from syria in august. now officials have decided to withdraw their remaining personnel. they say it's just too dangerous. >> the united nations and syria will pull out non-essential international personnel with immediate effect. >> nesirky said any u.n. personnel who stay behind will be restricted to the capital damascus. eu sources said their ambassador and two other diplomats would be recalled. they say about ten syrian employees will take over information gathering and liaison activities. reuters says eight u.n. staff members have been killed since the uprising began in march of last year. >>> the iranian military says it has captured a u.s. intelligence-gathering drone in its air space. but a spokesman for the u.s. navy's 5th fleet denies that claim. iran state-run television network aired footage showing what it says is the unmanned air craft. iran's revolutionary guard missiles say it captured the dron
union, but the average monthly wage still only amounts to around 370 euros. like most blind people here, she cannot find a job and has to survive from disability benefits of 137 euros. she has been -- he has been trying to help find work for years but with no success so far. she used to work in this filtration plant right next to her home. less than a dozen people are still employed there. >> it is almost impossible to find work. employers generally refuse to hire people with disabilities, even though disabled people have to make up 3% of the staff according to the law. they would rather take on able- bodied people than those with special requirements. >> he tries to rally the spirits of the young mom. at least her rent only rally to around 10 euros a month thanks to the subsidies, but the situation is depressing, nonetheless. the chances of many of the young and well-educated have improved since the collapse of communism. yet, there remain a minority. for the less advantaged, the danger of falling through the social security net has become a very real one. in the past, the state used t
cigarette. >> 700,000 citizens in the european union die prematurely because of tobacco. >> the proposal also includes an outright ban on menthol cigarettes. in the future, no artificial roma's will be allowed to mask the flavor. >> my aim here is that people can take an informed decision when they look at a pack of cigarettes, by getting the clear message that the product they buy harms. >> the proposal goes to the european council and european parliament, time the tobacco industry will no doubt use to try to snub it out. >> turning out to soccer, and no christmas cheer for shelf debt. they are out of the german cup. >> he had hoped to turn around the fortunes with his debut as head coach, but even a radical redesign on the starting lineup could not stave off the type play. the royal blues were behind on the half-hour marked. schalke rallied after the break. 15 minutes, and then leveled the score. the coach was sent to the stands after forcefully protesting a foul by schalke's jones. the turnaround was short-lived. they gave it one last go, but in the end, it went home with a spot in th
and the european union in focus as vladimir putin plays -- pays a visit to brussels. >> and today is the start of a new era according to the ancient mayan calendar and the old one draws to an end. in egypt, the final round of a national referendum on the countries' disputed new constitution is set to start on saturday morning. most observers expect the constitution to be approved. unofficial results from the first round of voting last week showed 57% in favor of the document. >> critics say the constitution is to islamist-based and ignores the rights of women and minorities in the country. in the run-up to the vote, opponents and supporters of morsi clashed again on friday. >> "our souls and our blood we sacrifice to islam," they chanted in alexandria. thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters rallied in the city ahead of the voting on egypt's referendum on the proposed constitution. >> my message to the egyptian people is saying yes to stability. production needs to start moving. economic reform will jump-start political reform, not the other way around. >> opponents of the constitution were
seemed quite satisfied at the end of the year. >> we have a long-term vision for our union. >> the euro is an important measure of this vision. it is still around, and it is worth almost as much as it was at the beginning of the year, but the eu faces problems in 2013 as well -- a new election in italy could put silvio berlusconi back in power, and france's francois hollande has to tackle urgent issues at home, so there is plenty of work for europ's firefighters next year. >> the past year, we have often brought you images of very angry protests in greece that were mostly against the harsh austerity measures imposed by the government in return for a bailout funds from lenders. >> without this, greece would certainly have gone bankrupt, but it still a long way from clear that the bailout and the reforms they are tied to will get the economy back on the road to recovery. >> meanwhile, the suffering continues for the greek people. the situation is especially dire in rural villages. >> we are on our way to a village on the border with bulgaria. most of the village's 500 inhabitants are musl
a proposal for bonus and salary cuts to the union representing the company's workers. the restructuring plan would put in place after kepco executives sought government approval to charge higher electricity rates. they say the suspension of nuclear power plants is forcing them to raise prices. officials have proposed to cut workers' salaries by an average of 16%. they want to cut base wages by about 5% and to cancel summer bonuses next year. the proposal would also require the company to shut down some of its vacation facilities and corporate gymnasiums. kepco officials are looking to slash $1.9 billion in costs annually for three years starting next april. a government panel assessing the request for the rate increases will check the progress of restructuring efforts. >>> the commander of u.s. forces in japan says the osprey transport aircraft deployed in the southern prefecture of okinawa are now ready for full operation. but the aircraft's poor safety record has local citizens concerned. >> we've been flying safely now for two months, and i'm very proud of the marines that have been flyin
. >>> european union leaders have agreed to consider all options to help syria's opposition forced oust president assad. adopting a statement on syria on friday, the statement says the eu is appalled by the deteriorating situation. >> for a real political process to take place. the european council remains actively engaged and asks the foreign affairs council to look -- i'm quoting, at all options to support and -- >> the eu has been increasing sanctions on the assad administration since may of last year. the measures include bans on oil imports from syria and transactions with the country's central bank. at the meeting earlier this week, eu foreign ministers agreed to recognize the opposition syrian national coalition as a legitimate representative of the syrian people and rally support for the group. >>> leaders in japan and china are engaged in a despite over islands in the east chinese sea. the chinese are taking a new tactic in their efforts to press their claim. they told united nations officials their country extending far enough under the sea to encompass the islands. officials with china
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